Help me win an argument with my wife about Open Carry!Submitted by sethr11 on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 16:50
I was reading a post about a woman in Michigan that called the cops on a guy walking down the street open carrying, and the 911 operator said to her that it wasn't illegal. I can't seem to find that post again, but it got my wife and I talking, or should I say having a "spirited debate".
My wife says concealed carry is fine, however she doesn't believe people should open carry because it will freak people out. So my question to the Paulites here is, why is open carry a good thing, in practical terms?
I don't mean just because the Constitution says so, but what are the real world advantages to open carry vs. concealed carry? Obviously seeing someone carrying is a huge deterrent to criminals, but what else? Inquiring minds want to know.